February 18, 2010 10:43am
Diane Duke Debates at UNC Law School Symposium
Source: Free Speech Coalition (FSC)
by: Company Press Release
(CANOGA PARK, CA) -- Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Diane Duke will participate in a debate on censorship and First Amendment issues at the Law School of the University of North Carolinaís 2010 Symposium, to be held at the universityís Chapel Hill campus.
Duke will be a featured debater on the Censorship v. The First Amendment panel scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19. She will represent a pro-sexually explicit speech viewpoint, debating with Duke University Law School professor and anti-adult entertainment advocate Katharine Bartlett, and Parentsí Television Council President Tim Winter.
''While considered controversial, sexually explicit speech is a protected form of speech and contributes to establishing freedoms for other forms of expression,'' Duke said. ''Censorship is a slippery slope if you begin taking away an individualís right to freedom of expression. Those rights should not be infringed upon by any groupís agenda, over the rights of the individual.''
LFP/Hustler founder and free speech advocate Larry Flynt will appear as the Symposiumís keynote speaker on Thursday.
FSC Board Chair and attorney Jeffrey Douglas also will speak on a panel to be held Friday, discussing issues of free speech and sexually explicit content with former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and First Amendment attorney Larry Walters. College of William & Mary Law School professor William W. Van Alstyne will moderate the discussion.
The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and well-being of the adult entertainment community.